Budgens has cut 1,000 lines from its range in a bid to make it more manageable.
The spring-cleaning exercise, which was unveiled at the chain’s supplier conference last October, takes Budgens’ available range to about 6,000 lines, getting rid of duplication and removing slow sellers.

Although Budgens’ Wellingborough distribution site had struggled to cope with sharp rises in volume last year, the company has acquired an adjoining plot of land and would announce development plans shortly, said a spokesman to The grocer magazine.

Talks with suppliers about improving the flow of goods through Budgens’ supply chain were progressing well, with discussions focusing on case sizes and delivery frequency, he said.